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id hack with
me that, and no: Iel n
m a crowd? But
"Thal i.s encourag -aid "Ii
Lady Thurs ind
Never mind ppy ? Ha
nably, and rr<--h' him with a des
trr ) is doing as | as he hi
be ? ant
of her ? He ha I
it wa,s like him it
i a certain ?'
it. to say these deep an and
mind, and be ? ?
pure trivia! f <<t~ enei .
- lu- had in
transi1 i< mi. a ho. ha.
"i n't know :i ?f
energy," she said, as they turned back "There is
? n- irmous lot of aimost now
I ha I shoul ? it
scheme brought you to which you 1 ? not
suppori not the mere buttress of your na >ur
pains, your speech, lint, von see, you ec ther
"What direi she asked
"Emotional Yon ne -. t. You
iu-\ ' any su: | er you."
Tins, again, was rather mor.- she liked, yet
how -he did ii"! resent it. Perhaps it would be true that
she could im; resenl it. for ?.:; hi- '.a, inherent
a strength that made resentment futile Y '-? might as we!! resent
the slow ' on of a . ?od resenting a,
and Lily always -et her face against doing things thal were nu good.
"No. I don't think I wurt
Then, suddenly, she told ! ing afraid of this
man. and her next words, simple and shoii as they were, required
a certain effort of courage, for sh nst him
"And certainly I never regret," she ;aid. "People talk of des
tiny a- if it was a force on: Ii I thought that, ?
should, no doubt, sometimes regret tin- dealings of destroy, lint I
don't. In all important decisions destiny >s really one's own will.
And my will isn't weak, 1 think. I will wdiat I will. Is that non?
"N'o, very admirable sense," said he "And what if another's
destiny or will comes into conflict with yours?"
"< di, then one has to fight," said she.
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I r \
\\ inly for a jumble
than her own had been her di she knev ift,
wh ?ming nearer again lo her
vas her -i play with ti
th<?light- an up, me >?
her. Th ? '????k she wanted was on the
table in the win l she ?-r.>
it. I two, and a
Thurso's dressing-room so that she
yet V he heard the subdued crunch ol un?
derneath the heel of some one who red iii
tam-, ?usly some 01 r pi - ling a li'
turn- below his breath, a little V lad not
hear 1 for vears. al simple is soake ! and
dripping witli emotion for
er ban- w i on the sill.
The glamor of t
the kev-note and ins? ? pon her
?on threw black weird sha rv.
Darker than tht / shade, faintl)
visible against the den-? shadow of a 1rs.
In his I wed the tip of a halt Lil\ could
f,-, ? was bul .1
I thus the) stood, he anti she, f
ness in?l light barro
alone in all the w?>rM ["hen?
?her side 1 ?f the line of shrul
now as oi inder a Mi?
st:: I of I In- -
cr:' ts wa;
mi ?rph '.?'. I he I'hing pr ?
tening itself againsl 1; constat ?ri?
ons portions of the shrubbery Breatl
ments. until, h< ? ?wing accu.? wn
sih-iit!\- along on all though
something he lia.?! lo - First i1 1er
- i burglar and in search of lu- n or k11 of toots.
I; he should rome upon a bara
twent v yards aw ad
drawn in her l?r< y died in a
noiseless gui gie
moonlight, arel the ra II on his ; .
inomeii- n followii ne with
Lily earlier in ti had quickly fade! !v
when he had realized that by an ? - madly
Quixotic, he had depi held such bound